The master's degree is a program of studies for students who wish to explore the field of research methodology. It also allows for the possibility of continued study toward the doctorate. All students in the master's program are expected to develop methodological competencies defined by the curriculum of the master's program.

Students successfully completing the degree are capable of participating in research of an applied nature, developing and validating assessments, analyzing test data, translating research findings for applications to educational settings, and assisting professional educators with test selection and with the interpretation of data.